The Altamira oriole is the largest oriole in the United States. They live in open riparian woodlands in Mexico, Central America and south Texas. They are omnivorous, eating fruit and insects which they pick off of trees. I photographed this bird at Bentsen State Park near McAllen, TX.
Their basket shaped nest is the longest of any bird in North America. They can reach up to about 25" long. They are made out of grass fibers and epiphyte roots that are woven together by the birds. Altamira orioles usually do not nest too close to each other even though they are not really that territorial.